[cc-licenses] [ot] opendocument

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Thu Nov 17 16:29:03 EST 2005


Thanks for the provision of different formats & discussion about the  
ideal format.

To try to focus people's attention on the substance of my posting,  
I've attached a version in PDF.

Regards,

Mia Garlick
CC General Counsel

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On Nov 17, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Daniel Carrera wrote:

> Antoine wrote:
>
>
>> Actually, for non graphically heavy documents, RTF is certainly  
>> the best
>> choice for interoperability.
>>
>
> But there isn't a single version of RTF, and RTF is controlled by
> Microsoft. It's certainly better than word, but it's not fantastic.
>
>
>> ODT is only supported by a few very recent office suites, perhaps  
>> only
>> OOO 2.0
>>
>
> OOo and KOffice both support it, and another 20 applications (not all
> office suites) are either supporting it or working towards it.
>
> http://opendocumentfellowship.org/Applications/HomePage
>
> Another note on RTF (and .doc) is that both are going to become
> obsolete. Everyone, including Microsoft, is moving to XML. The
> competition in the future will be between OpenDocument and Microsoft's
> propietary XML (which will cause much stronger lock-in than .doc).
> Promoting OpenDocument now is a good strategy.
>
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
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